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Short-handed Lady Broncs fall to Cheyenne East in regional final; boys finish fourth

May 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan goalkeeper Zoie Jones was sent off the pitch after a straight red card early in Satuday’s 4A East regional championship, and the Lady Broncs fell to Cheyenne East 3-1. After a crazy finish in the regional semifinal against Gillette the night before, a game that saw the Lady Broncs earn a title Read More

Few students continue sports at collegiate level

SHERIDAN — You’ve seen the commercials. “There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most of us go pro in something other than sports.” It’s a National Collegiate Athletic Association slogan that emphasizes the student rather than the athlete. If you’re a sports fan attending any of the high school graduations this weekend, a large portion Read More

Leading the Legacy: SHS athletes share the legacy they hope to leave behind

SHERIDAN — In the movie “Animal House,” Kent “Flounder” Dorfman gets accepted into the Delta Tau Chi fraternity house simply because he is a legacy. There’s nothing special about Flounder other than his brother, Fred, was a Delta Chi. That was just a movie, though. At Sheridan High School, the word “legacy” has quite a Read More

SRD, city discuss moving mosquito program

May 21, 2015

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Recreation District furiously zooms into the summer season, Bill Russell and the maintenance staff continue their quest to eradicate mosquitoes and weeds in Sheridan. It’s a large challenge that the district must face each year, but Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson is wondering if the task would be better Read More

Column: Upping the competition

May 20, 2015

Yesterday, we examined some of the repercussions Sheridan High School might face if and when Gillette adds a second high school. It could affect schedules, the conference and, of course, competition. The one thing that wasn’t really touched on, though, was why a second high school in Gillette is good for the entire state of Read More

End of a rivalry? Second Gillette high school given nod

May 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — For years, Sheridan High School and Campbell County High School have duked it out on the hardwood, the turf, the track, in the pool and everywhere in between. They’re sworn enemies with a common goal: defeating the other on the way to a state championship. But with the recent 5-2 vote by Campbell Read More

Welcome to Everest: Rogers recounts expedition, earthquake

May 15, 2015

SHERIDAN — Darren Rogers was ahead of schedule. He was in the middle of the trip of a lifetime, and he was feeling good. As he lay in his tent around 11 a.m. on April 25, he figured he had enough time for a quick nap. An hour was all he got. “About noon, that’s Read More

Column: Who is next? Nobody, hopefully

May 13, 2015

Jordan Spieth is the next Tiger Woods. I’m sure of it. The guy won the Masters, for goodness sake. We all know that once you win the Masters, you’re automatically considered the best golfer in the world. Oh, what’s that? Spieth didn’t even make the cut in his next tournament, the Players Championship? Well, at Read More

STREAKING: Broncs, Lady Broncs combined go 15 straight

May 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — It is not uncommon for a soccer fan to remove some layer of clothing, hop over the barricades that divide spectators from athletes and run around the pitch interrupting play. Eventually, this fan will be tackled by a gaggle of security guards as the crowd roars in pleasure, and the game will continue Read More

Column: The world’s most beautiful game

May 6, 2015

If you were to attend a sports-themed restaurant where every item on the menu represents a sport, soccer would be seared foie gras. Just because it’s tough to make and even tougher to pronounce doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. That’s what I think about soccer. Just because it’s not football — although, ironically, it actually Read More

Broncs beat Laramie 4-0, up win streak to eight

May 4, 2015

BIG HORN — The venue was new, but the results were the same. Sheridan made the short bus trip to Big Horn High School Saturday where they took down reigning 4A state champion Laramie 4-0. The junior high was hosting a track meet at Scott Field, so Big Horn High School became the home turf Read More

Broncs trample Cheyenne South, 3-1

May 1, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan boys soccer head coach Matt Johnson knows teams are going to be physical with the Broncs when they take to the pitch, but he expects his team to be equally or more physical. That’s exactly what they were Friday evening when they took down Cheyenne South 3-1. Things got a little chippy Read More

Freshman Lady Bronc leading team to title

April 30, 2015

SHERIDAN — “Offense wins games, defense wins championships,” former college football coach Bear Bryant said. The Sheridan High School girls soccer team got a taste of a state championship last year. They took down top-seeded Kelly Walsh and then rival Gillette to earn a berth in the 4A state title game. Sheridan shut out both Read More

Column: Glimmer of hope

April 29, 2015

Amidst the turmoil in Baltimore and the devastation in Nepal, we got a glimmer of hope on Friday. “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” That’s what former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer in a very candid and personal interview on ABC’s 20/20 Friday evening. At first, I wasn’t sure Read More

Taking advantage of warm weather

Colton Williams catches as Sheridan Jets and Troopers pitchers warm up Tuesday at Thorne-Rider Stadium.

Column: Dethroning the King

April 22, 2015

Well, we’re officially into the NBA Playoffs, as of Saturday. Despite the NBA season lasting 82 games, it feels like just yesterday I was writing my 2015 NBA season preview. That was all the way back in October. Let’s take a look at how I did — not good — and dish out some postseason Read More

Sheridan beats wind, East for fourth straight win

April 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs overcame two obstacles Saturday as they fought through vicious winds and the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds for a 2-1 victory. The weather forced the Sheridan coaching staff to make a lofty decision before the game even started, opting to go against the wind for the first 20 Read More

Jets split season opener with Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets baseball team kicked off the season Sunday, splitting a doubleheader with the Gillette Rustlers. The young Jets team utilized a five-run fourth inning to come back and beat the Rustlers in the first game. The season got off on the wrong foot as the Jets gave up two runs in Read More

Lady Broncs dominate Cheyenne Central

April 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Cheyenne Central Lady Indians soccer team broke their huddle Friday afternoon with a loud “C-Unit” chant, but they could have used a little more 50 Cent and less Tony Yayo as Sheridan dominated the game for a 5-0 victory. The Lady Broncs struck early and often, pressuring the Central defense all over Read More

Rec district shifts discussion back to Kendrick Pool

April 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — The agenda for yesterday’s Sheridan Recreation District board meeting looked pretty simple: A parks update, preparations for baseball season, a budget schedule for the upcoming fiscal year. They were standard topics for this time of year. But a brief preview of the budget schedule quickly shifted to the ever-constant discussion of Kendrick Pool. Read More

Column: Putting on a pedestal

April 15, 2015

Jordan Spieth updated his wardrobe Sunday, adding a shiny, brand new green jacket to his closet. Spieth dominated the 81st playing of the Masters golf tournament, and flipped the world double birds on his way to the Green Jacket. It was never close, a start to finish victory for the 21-year-old from Dallas, Texas. He Read More

Lady Broncs take down Lady Plainsmen 3-2

April 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls soccer team took advantage of a wild final 10 minutes to take down Laramie 3-2 Friday night at Scott Field. It was an Emily Julian header that capped off a come-from-behind victory for the Lady Broncs in a game that saw the two teams trading blows throughout. After Read More

MISERY MANAGEMENT AT 29,000 FEET: Local climber takes on Mount Everest

SHERIDAN — It’s 20 degrees. The wind is blowing, and his oxygen level is about half of what he’s used to. He hasn’t slept much over the past few days, and he won’t for the next few. To make matters worse, he is crammed in a tent, mere inches away from another person — someone Read More

Broncs break ground on locker room, training facility

Donors and community members, from left, Craig Dougherty, Casey Osborn, Sue Osborn, Molly Steel, Dave Youngren, Bob Grammons, Cynthia Gray, John Ritterbusch, Mark Kinner, Jenny Craft, Cora Lee Davis and Tempe Murphy, are recognized for their contributions to the new locker room and training facility by breaking ground on the project Thursday at Sheridan High Read More

Column: Five tourney takeaways

April 8, 2015

Monday was the culmination of what most, myself included, consider one of the best NCAA tournaments in recent memory. That significant day means a few things in the sports world. The first? Baseball season. That’s not good news. I hope you guys got your fix on opening day, because we’re now stuck with 161 days Read More

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